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Former Baltimore State Sen. Nathaniel Oaks Released From Prison Due To Health Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Baltimore State Senator Nathaniel Oaks is out of prison on compassionate release due to health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 73-year-old pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges in 2018 and and has served 21 months of his three year sentence with three more years of supervised release.

"Oaks is now 73 years of age, suffering from a series of serious medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, anemia, hyperlipidemia and arthritis. These medical conditions place him at a significant risk of severe complications in light of the COVID-19 pandemic," the order reads.

Oaks is now being electronically monitored in home detention for the first 21 months of his three-year period of supervised release.

He admitted to taking $15,300 from an FBI informant, who posed as an out-of-town developer in a scheme to defraud the federal government.


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